Maha Al Saadi

Bankhaus Scheich

Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Director

Maha Al-Saadi’s 15 years of experience in financial services, compliance and regulatory affairs were gained working for Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, Deutsche Börse and Trade Republic Bank GmbH. She currently works in the capacity of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Director at Bankhaus Scheich/ Tradias.

Maha worked on the adoption of the European Digital Package including MiCAR, the Pilot Regime and she was involved in the implementation of the German Electronic Securities Act that enabled the dematerialisation of securities in Germany. All of that contributed to her deep expertise in blockchain, DLT, Digital assets, CBDC and cryptocurrencies, DeFi and new market structures.

Maha is a staunch advocate for digital assets adoption, including setting regulatory outreach strategies. She is passionate about the safe adoption of new DLT technologies to increase the financial markets efficiency, shaping regulations that support innovation, reduction of costs, and ultimately enhancing financial inclusion.

She graduated with an LLM in Finance Law from the Institute of Law and Finance, Goethe University and is a certified Blockchain Expert through the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.